PETALING JAYA: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng claims that corruption in the state has been wiped out and is promising to repeat the feat on a national level should Pakatan Rakyat win the general election.
The DAP secretary-general said fighting corruption was “not hard” and only required political will.
“We don't have any law (addressing corruption) in Penang, yet I am proud to say we have wiped out corruption,” he said during the debate.
Responding to a question from the audience, Lim said it was not enough for the country to build human talent but to retain it.
“I find it very sad that since independence, two million Malaysians have left the country because they see no future for themselves and see no future for Malaysia,” he claimed, adding that this was why Pakatan was fighting for freedom, democracy, integrity and justice.
Lim alleged that certain parties were afraid of Pakatan and “using every tactic to sabotage us”.
To develop competent Malaysians, Lim said Malaysia needed to build excellent universities, proposing that English be made a compulsory pass subject in SPM.
Lim kept harping on the issue of corruption, citing cases like the National Feedlot Corporation scandal and the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) trial.
However, he failed to answer the question posed by panellist Datuk Seri Chor Chee Heung on how Pakatan would generate revenue to fulfil promises made in its Buku Jingga.
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